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Wireshark-dev: Re: [Wireshark-dev] Compiling Wireshark with gcc-6: Lots of new warnings

From: Alexis La Goutte <[email protected]>
Date: Wed, 10 Feb 2016 13:00:36 +0100
Hi, i have now a build machine with gcc6 and try..
There is always some warning, i have push a first serie of patch https://code.wireshark.org/review/#/q/topic:gcc6

For dissectors, the last one is :
../../asn1/q932/packet-q932-exp.h:26:27: error: ‘q932_PresentedNumberUnscreened_vals’ defined but not used [-Werror=unused-const-variable]
../../asn1/q932/packet-q932-exp.h:18:27: error: ‘q932_PresentedNumberScreened_vals’ defined but not used [-Werror=unused-const-variable]
../../asn1/q932/packet-q932-exp.h:10:27: error: ‘q932_PresentedAddressUnscreened_vals’ defined but not used [-Werror=unused-const-variable]
../../asn1/q932/packet-q932-exp.h:2:27: error: ‘q932_PresentedAddressScreened_vals’ defined but not used [-Werror=unused-const-variable]

If there is a expert of ASN1 dissector generator ;-)


On Tue, Jan 12, 2016 at 5:05 AM, Guy Harris <[email protected]> wrote:

On Jan 11, 2016, at 2:33 AM, Alexis La Goutte <[email protected]> wrote:

> About unused-const-variable, it is already enable when use clang and clang don't found this warning...
> after a check, it is only from const define on .h file.. and when look .c file, the const is used...
> false positive ? need to include .c file on .h ? i have don't yet search if it is already known issue with gcc

I addressed the first warning of that sort with


by moving the *definition* out of the header into a source file, leaving only a *declaration* in the header.  That way, you don't get unused tables in compilers that don't optimize it out and you don't get warnings from GCC.